Michelle Schenandoah is a traditional member of the Oneida Nation Wolf Clan of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. She is the founder and CEO of Rematriation Magazine, a multimedia storytelling platform for Indigenous women to reclaim voice and identity, and share traditional perspectives with the public at large. She is the executive producer of the film, An Indigenous Response to #MeToo, on vimeo.
She and her husband co-founded Indigenous Concepts Consulting to incorporate Indigenous perspective into the mainstream, and raise a new consciousness in business and media paradigms.
Schenandoah served as an economic and governance strategist for Indigenous nations with Blue Stone Strategy Group, and worked in the non-profit sector in development for the American Indian College Fund and United Nations NGO, Children of the Earth. She served over four years on the Board of Directors as President for the Seven Dancers Coalition, a sanctioned non-profit by the DOJ and the Office on Violence Against Women.
The Seven Dancers Coalition and Rematriation Magazine created a partnership to further each other’s mission to bring about healing and empowerment through culture to Indigenous communities.
Schenandoah is a MS Candidate at Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She holds a JD and LL.M. in Taxation from New York Law School and a BA from Cornell University. She lives in her ancestral homelands with her husband and their beautiful children.
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